NESRI's Blog

March 10, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights
This week several of our best progressive thinkers came together for a conversation about how to move beyond resistance towards a bold alternative vision grounded in dignity and rights for all our people. A New Social Contract , which you can listen to here , was hosted by NESRI and the Social... Keep reading »
March 10, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights
Professor Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School, joined us on March 6, 2017 for a moderated discussion: “A New Social Contract: Guaranteeing Dignity in a Precarious Economy. He shared a 10-point agenda that he believed could form the basis this new... Keep reading »
February 8, 2017 | Education
Yesterday, Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, was confirmed by 50 Senators and Vice President Mike Pence. As a national coalition of over 100 organizations from across the country and Washington DC, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) stands in unity with... Keep reading »
January 31, 2017 | Education
New York- Today, as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) voted 12 to 11 to support the nomination of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education, the Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) and allies across the country continue to urge Senators to oppose her confirmation... Keep reading »
January 20, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
Today a President was inaugurated who campaigned on misogyny, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and racism, yet defenders of human rights are rising to the challenge. The Women’s March on Washington tomorrow will be a powerful demonstration for dignity, justice and human rights. Hundreds of thousands will... Keep reading »
January 16, 2017 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
In the weeks before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, he was organizing the Poor People's Campaign, a second march on Washington to win economic rights for poor people of all races. Nearly 50 years later, poverty and inequality remain fixtures of the American economy, but this doesn't... Keep reading »
December 23, 2016 | Health
Updates from the HCHR campaigns in Maine, Pennsylvania and Vermont, news from our allies, new resources, and job opportunities in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Keep reading »
December 23, 2016 | Health
NESRI and our partners in the Healthcare Is a Human Right Collaborative recognize there will be hard times ahead, and make these commitments in the struggle for our health, our communities, and our human rights. Keep reading »
December 10, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
On this Human Rights Day, our deep and abiding faith in human rights for all people reminds us to imagine and realize a just future. We must create an unstoppable unity against the sweeping threats to human rights and inclusive democracy. Our challenge is a craven neoliberalism that has pit one... Keep reading »
December 10, 2016 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The incoming Administration brings with it sweeping threats to human rights and inclusive democracy and is bringing our country into uncharted and hostile waters. While some of those threats appear certain, others unclear and yet some others unlikely, there is almost no social system being left... Keep reading »

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